Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told reporters that Michael Cohen’s guilty plea “underscores” his belief that “other witnesses were untruthful.”

“But I think Michael Cohen’s guilty plea also underscores the importance of something else. That is we believe other witnesses were untruthful before our committee,” he told reporters Thursday. 

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Just after President Trump’s former personal attorney pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the timing of business dealing for a Trump Tower in Moscow, the President slammed Michael Cohen as a “weak person.”

(Cohen) was given a fairly long jail sentence and he’s a weak person and by being weak, unlike other people that you watch, he is a weak person and he’s trying to get a reduced sentence,” Trump told reporters before departing the White House for the G20 summit in Argentina.

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First lady Melania Trump defended her “different taste” on Wednesday, following overwhelming Twitter uproar over her choice in decorating the White House with an ominous arrangement of red Christmas trees.

“We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste, I think they look fantastic,” she said of the trees that have sparked horror memes and “Nightmare Before Christmas” vibes. “In real life, they look even more beautiful.”

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